On Australia Day 1966, the three Beaumont children left their home in the Adelaide suburb of Somerton Park for a morning at Glenelg beach.  By the end of the day, the worst fears of every Australian parent were realised when Jane, aged nine, Arnna, seven and four-year-old Grant did not return hom.e

Over four decades later, many questions remain:  What really happened at Glenelg on the day Jane, Arnna and Grant disappeared?  Who was the man last seen with the children that day?  What links are there to the abduction of two young girls from Adelaide Oval in 1973 and the infamous Family Murders in the early 1980's?

Searching for the Beaumont Children paints a picture of a sunny city and a carefree era in which children explored the suburbs and went to the beach alone - a seemingly innocent world with a dark underbelly.  This moving story destroys the urban myths, explores the mroe likely scenarios investigated by police, and compassionately recounts the heartache of those who suffered most:  the Beaumont parents.


Alan J Whiticker

Alan J. Whiticker was born in 1958 in Penrith, New South Wales and educated at St Dominic's College.  Since attaining his Bachelor of Education in 1986, he has pursued the dual roles of teacher and freelance writer, emerging as a prolific writer of sporting history, biography and true crime.

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